Community gardens

helping to

feed the poor

and elderly


gardens bring neighborhoods together - and provide for

those in need.

Letter to

the Editor:

Here's a great recipe to

impact communities

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Join The Garden

Making use of the large green space next to St Clare Convent, Franciscan Ministries offers growing space for community gardeners.
The Garden not only provides individuals a place to cultivate vegetables and flowers, but also gives back to the community through donations of produce.

The Garden is host to over 95 gardeners. Many are recent immigrants and refugees from Bhutan and Nepal.

Gardeners rent space for a nominal fee and work together on community plots that provide produce for donation.

The garden donates approximately 1,000 pounds of produce each year to local non-profits.

Community Garden

What We Do

Plot applications are accepted after the official end of the season in mid November with plot assignments being made in late February of the following spring.

To apply for a plot or to volunteer, contact Marci Peebles at:

Body & Soul: Franciscan garden plots feed faith and community

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